CONSIDERATIONS Do you need video? How much prep for participants? Pay-per-use vs. subscribe vs. free?
SKYPE Pros: Many people use it Easy to start a call Cons: Need premium version for group screensharing/ video
GOOGLE+ HANGOUTS Pros: Free video calls Lots of apps – built for working together Cons: Max 10 people A bit tricky to get started
GOTOMEETING Pros: Allows phone or computer connection – more flexible Participants don’t need an account Cons: Interface is a bit clunky at times
MORE OPTIONS Adobe Connect Good for larger meetings with advanced requirements e.g. breakout rooms Join.me Simple screen sharing and meeting ReadyTalk Phone line only for audio, also has screen sharing And more… http://techsoupcanada.ca/learning_centre/articles/web_c onferencing_tools
SKYPE DEMO Chat Video Screen sharing Limitations – only 2 people unless you have premium
GOOGLE+ HANGOUT DEMO How to start a hangout How to invite someone to a hangout How the video bit works Google effects – glasses and mustaches How to chat How to screen share How to work on a document together Show that there are apps e.g. google art project FYI about on air hangouts
GOTOMEETING DEMO Screen sharing, make other people the presenter Drawing on your screen chat Audio vs. headset Recording the call Video